October 10, 2007 - 5:59 am - Posted by iDunzo
You’d have to be crazy or rich to risk sacrificing your iPhone to this cause, but if you’re up for it, you can get in on the deal at channel #betatest on irc.toc2rta.com.
If those directions need further explanation, it’s a fair indication this is an experiment you should skip.
Engadget’s Ryan Block used the proposed mechanism in the wee hours of this morning and reports success.
The upgraded iPhone’s file system was unmasked last week, giving users read-write access to handsets running 1.1.1, but little in the way of usable beef.
The hack under testing, however, combines this with a second exploit based on a well-understood vulnerability in TIFF files, a popular graphics format.
It’ll be easy for Apple to crush this one in a future update, but it’s progress.